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Can anyone point to some information or give me some info about PCI-E slot combinations?

16x and 16x vs 16x and 8x, how much of a difference is there? I'm looking at boards and even some of the ones that have 16x 16x slots would block the pci-e 1x slot that I need for my sound card. If there isn't a major performance hit using an 8x slot instead, I might have to consider it as an option while planning my next build.
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it's meant to be minimal, 5% tops on highend cards
    
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Very minimal, would not even start to consider it being an issue unless you are running quadfire or something
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No, I'm hoping to hold off until the 7k series are out and get possibly the 6850 or 6950 equivalent. This is for a planned fall build, just eyeballing the new 990fx motherboards.
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